Me and my partner decided to book a room here for one night while we went shopping and a night out. I wish we'd of paid the extra and stayed in the Premier Inn... initial thoughts from reading reviews we were excited to visit the Mitre Hotel.
We were in room 16. The room was okay, pretty standard. There was no phone, we had to keep going downstairs or ringing from mobile phones, there was no bin in the bedroom, there was no hair dryer. I lifted the rug that was in the bedroom, and it looks like it hasn't been hoovered since the building was built in 1815. The floor really creaks.There was also scuff marks on the wall that would come off with a good sponge, the side tables are grubby and could do with new ones. The kettle had water in it and there were marks on the kettle that I managed to scratch off with my nail. The wardrobe had lots of different hangers in and it just looked a mess. The bed was okay, it wasn't quite a double bed it was more of a 3 quarter bed and it was too small for me and my partner, there was a memory foam pillow on the bed and they were really uncomfortable pillows. There was also a lot of dust and buts of carpet missing next to the wardrobe, there was also a iron burn on the carpet....
Again, it's okay. As soon as we went into the bathroom in room 16, the window was rattling so I ended up having to wedge the complimentary soap in to stop it rattling, we went in the bathroom in the middle of the night and it was unbearably cold! Absolutely freezing!! The shower was terrible. It was only a tap shower as opposed to a power shower. It was either too warm or too cold. After coming out of the shower the wooden bath panel was soaking wet and the floor was soaking wet. We also had to use a towel for a bath mat as we didn't receive one. The bath was dirty and the tiles really need a good clean.
The food & resident bar:
We had breakfast in the morning of our departure and it was O.K. There wasn't any hot food on so we were told to just order what we wanted, which seemed a bit of a waste as with a buffet we like to choose what we want and get more if you wanted. We went to the resident bar before going to bed after a night out and we had a drink to take to our room... Word of advice to everyone... DON'T BUY FROM THERE... it's so over priced. We paid £9 for 2 bottles of Kopperberg. You can get them for £1.75 from a Co-op down the road.
The staff were okay. We arranged online to get there at 12, so we got a earlier train. We were told upon arrival that we could only check in at 2pm which was a downer as we were tired from traveling. We checked in and went shopping, when we came back at night we struggled getting to sleep because of the noise from other bars outside. (the windows aren't double glazing, so you hear everything) at 5.45am we were woken up by the fire alarm going off, we weren't very happy! We didn't know what happened, it stopped and I went downstairs and the lady just said she'd been around the hotel 3 times and not seen anything... We thought it was a bit rude not to tell us what was going on, we had to find out. We managed to get back to sleep and as soon as breakfast started downstairs we were woken up by the TV that they've got downstairs, with our room being on top of the area where breakfast is we had to listen to the TV and everyone who was downstairs.
Overall it's a great location, we come to Manchester regularly but I don't think we'd come back to this hotel, we understand that's its an old hotel but there is a lot of work to be done. With a lack of sleep it's not the best hotel choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mitre Hotel is one of the oldest and most loved hotels in Manchester city centre.Located on Cathedral Gates, it is perfect for business, families, romantic trysts or nights out with friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mitre Hotel Manchester